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Louisiana Premiere

In Plain Site Trisha Brown

Trisha Brown (1936–2017) was one of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers and dancers of our time; her groundbreaking work forever changed the landscape of art. A student of Anna Halprin, Brown participated in the choreographic composition workshops taught by Robert Dunn—from which Judson Dance Theater was born—greatly contributing to the fervor of interdisciplinary creativity that defined 1960s New York. Expanding the physical behaviors that qualified as dance, she discovered the extraordinary in the everyday, and brought tasks, games, natural movement and improvisation into the making of choreography. Brown has described herself as “a bricklayer with a sense of humor.” Today the Trisha Brown Dance Company continues to perpetuate Brown’s legacy through its Trisha Brown: In Plain Site initiative. The Company draws on Brown’s model for reinvigorating her choreography, re-siting works in relation to new contexts that include outdoor sites and museum settings, as well as theaters. At the CAC, the company will animate the entire building, from the galleries, through the Freeport Theater and into the warehouses with works spanning several decades from the 1960s to the 2000s. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana State Arts Council.


Friday, October 13 7:30pm Saturday, October 14 2:30pm and 7:30pm Sunday, October 15 2:30pm and 7:30pm Admission


CAC Members The presentation of Trisha Brown: In Plain Site is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Thursday, October 12 6–9pm Free and open to all Happy hour: 6–8pm Artist talks, performances, live music, bar, food trucks and more! 7

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